Monday, July 2, 2012

Red, White & Blue, the Perfect Salad for the 4th

For me, one of my favorite things about summer,
is the watermelon.

I like to keep it cut into bite sized chunks
in the refrigerator all during the season.
It's the perfect snack,
side with a sandwich for lunch,
or even for dessert.

When buying watermelon, did you know
you should look for a lighter colored area
somewhere on it?
That's a good indication it has ripened in the field.
Also, opt for the heaviest one you can get.

In additon to the uses above,
you can make a pretty salad for your
4th of July table.

Watermelon, Blueberry and Feta Cheese Salad

In a large bowl, mix together:
2 cups watermelon, cubed
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 small onion, chopped

Shake together in a small jar,
juice of 1 lemon,
2T. extra virgin olive oil

Pour over and toss with the watermelon.
Sprinkle 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese
Handful of fresh basil, thinly sliced
over the top.

(The blueberries are all hiding!)

Happy 4th of July!

This week I'm linking with
Tasty Tuesdays at 33 Shades of Green
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm


Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

This sounds refreshing! I never heard of this type of salad. I love watermelon and all the other ingredients that are included in it. Would you recommend a sweet onion?

Happy 4th!

Linda Chapman said...

Thank you for the tips AND recipe!!
In my younger days I could eat a half watermelon by myself!
Did you ever eat yellow meated watermelons? They are delicious but I haven't had one in years. Maybe they don't grown them like they used to.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Perfect colors for a Fourth of July salad and sounds soooo good. Thank you, Susan! blessings ~ tanna

NanaDiana said...

What a great sounding salad. I would never think to do that- We love watermelon, too. xo Diana

Lucky Lindey said...

Salad recipe looks awesome! Must try it out.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Watermelon is my favorite fruit in summer. Your salad looks wonderful. Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesday.

Mehul said...

Sooo refreshing! I can't imagine that my favorite summer fruit can do such wonders.

- Mehul
Marble mantel

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